Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

2-Day Online retreat

October 18 – 19, 2024 (10 am – 1 pm PST each day) 

Cultivating the “four immeasurable” states of mind––love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity––is a classic Buddhist practice that teaches us to transcend our ordinary ways of being and our limited ways of understanding. It is an essential practice in developing bodhicitta, the mind and intention for enlightenment. Contemplating the “four immeasurables” undermines the commitment to the concerns of the self and turns the mind to the welfare and happiness of others. The four immeasurables serve as the antidote to suffering, negativity, and emotionality.

This international online retreat consists of two 3-hour webinars, offered on Friday October 18 and Saturday October 19 at 10 am – 1 pm PST / 7 – 10 pm CET by Nyingma Institute instructors Hugh Joswick and Mark Henderson.

This weekend retreat is included in the 9-month international program Deepening Dimensions of Mind which runs from September 2024 to May 2025, but others with some background in meditation or Dharma practice are very welcome to register. Cost:  $120 or € 120 per person.


Retreat Schedule

Two 3-hour webinar sessions, held through Zoom, comprise the offerings of the retreat. We encourage participants to organize a quiet space for private practice, and to ensure reliable internet access in that place.


  • Friday, October 18:  10 am – 1 pm, PT  / 19:00 – 22:00 hrs CET
  • Saturday, October 19: 10 am – 1 pm, PT  / 19:00 – 22:00 hrs CET

Sign up for Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Friday, October 18 – Saturday, October 19, 2024

Program cost: $120 (or € 120) per person. Included in Deepening Dimensions of Mind program.

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Retreat Faculty

Photo of Hugh Joswick

Hugh Joswick, Ph.D., has been studying and practicing at Nyingma Institute under Tarthang Tulku’s senior students since the mid-1990’s. He has also co-edited several books under the close direction of Tarthang Tulku, including Caring and the Lotus Trilogy books.
Hugh holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, and a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught philosophy at the university level and is currently the Managing Editor of Mangalam Press, the publishing arm of Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages, which focuses primarily on scholarly works in the fields of Buddhist and Religious Studies.
Hugh brings a gentle approach and skillful style of inquiry to his teaching.

Photo of Hugh Joswick

Mark Henderson, J.D., LL.M., currently works full-time on sacred art projects with the Nyingma Mandala of organizations as a project manager and has helped create over one hundred thousand prayer wheels. He first encountered several great masters of the Nyingma lineage in the mid-1970s and is an avid student of Buddhism, with great appreciation for its vast and rich collection of texts. In his professional career, Mark was a practicing attorney, recognized by the California State Bar as a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. In the nonprofit sector, he served as both a Board Director and as an Executive Director. At the Nyingma Institute, he teaches classes in Tibetan Language, Tibetan Chanting, and Buddhist Studies.